David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (3):139 - 154 (2009)
Most modern writers accept that a privation theory of evil should explicitly account for the evil of pain. But pains are quintessentially real. The evil of pain does not seem to lie in an absence of good. Though many directly take on the challenges this raises, the metaphysics and axiology of their answers is often obscure. In this paper I try to straighten things out. By clarifying and categorizing the possible types of privation views, I explore the ways in which privationists about evil are—or should or could be—privationists about pain’s evil.
|Keywords||Pain Evil Problem of evil Intrinsic value Privation|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
M. B. Ahern (1965). A Note on the Nature of Evil. Sophia 4 (2):17-25.
M. B. Ahern (1966). The Nature of Evil. Sophia 5 (3):35-44.
M. B. Ahern (1971). The Problem of Evil. London,Routledge and K. Paul.
Bill Anglin & Stewart Goetz (1982). Evil is Privation. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (1):3 - 12.
Thomas Aquinas (1274). Summa Theologica. Hayes Barton Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Joshua Seachris & Linda Zagzebski (2007). Weighing Evils: The C. S. Lewis Approach. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 62 (2):81 - 88.
Patrick Lee (2007). Evil as Such is a Privation: A Reply to John Crosby. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (3):469-488.
John F. Crosby (2007). Doubts About the Privation Theory That Will Not Go Away: Response to Patrick Lee. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (3):489-505.
Lars Fr H. Svendsen (2010). A Philosophy of Evil. Dalkey Archive Press.
Donald F. Gustafson (2000). On the Supposed Utility of a Folk Theory of Pain. Brain and Mind 1 (2):223-228.
Nikola Grahek (1991). Objective and Subjective Aspects of Pain. Philosophical Psychology 4 (2):249-66.
Jacques Sarano (1970). The Hidden Face of Pain. Valley Forge,Judson Press.
D. Resnik (2000). Pain as a Folk Psychological Concept: A Clinical Perspective. [REVIEW] Brain and Mind 1 (2):193-207.
John F. Crosby (2001). Is All Evil Really Only Privation? Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:197-209.
Added to index2010-01-02
Total downloads26 ( #79,354 of 1,692,412 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #25,757 of 1,692,412 )
How can I increase my downloads?